Politics
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Fri January 11, 2013

Terrebonne Council Puts Property Tax on May Ballot

Terrebonne Parish voters will decide May 4 whether to approve a property tax to pay for water service or risk higher water costs under a new contract.

The Parish Council voted unanimously Wednesday to put a 2.11-mill property tax on the ballot.

The tax is a requirement for Terrebonne to join the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District, which supplies the parish with 80 percent of its drinking water.

Considering Terrebonne Parish relies heavily on this water service, Hugh Caffery, chairman of the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District, tells The Courier it only makes sense for the parish to be a part of the district and for residents to match the tax the other parishes pay.

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